Dugdale / Wilkerson Laboratory
Romberg tiburon Center, San Francisco State University
Dugdale / Wilkerson Laboratory
Romberg Tiburon Center, San Francisco State University
Back Row L -R:  Jan Davidson-Drexel, Chrstina Buck, Sarah Blaser, Erica Kress, Richard Dugdale, Alex Parker. Front Row L-R: Al Marchi, Frances Wilkerson.
3152 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, CA 94920 (415) 338-3519
Pt. Bonita Lighthouse, Photo: AE Parker

     We are a phytoplankton ecology laboratory at the Romberg Tiburon Center at San Francisco State University.  The main focus of our work is to understand inorganic nutrient (nitrate, ammonium, phosphate and silicate) inputs and fluxes into the coastal ocean and estuaries and how these nutrients affect phytoplankton populations and processes.

     Our research group is involved in a variety of projects around the world, exploring nutrient and phytoplankton dynamics and how they shape ocean primary production and global climate.  Our research apprach extends from studies at the molecular to the ecosystem level.   Click on the links above to learn more about our work.